HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police on Thursday arrested a gang member in connection with the shooting of two rival gangsters in Amagasaki City earlier this week, reports Jiji Press (Nov. 6).
On Thursday morning, Takuya Fujimura, a 52-year-old member of Tsukasa Kogyo, an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi, appeared at the Amagasaki-Minami Police Station.
Police later accused Fujimura, who was not in possession of a weapon, of attempted murder. Police did not reveal whether he admits to the allegations.
At around 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, two gunmen opened fire at Yoshihiro Oyadomari, the 64-year-old boss of the Furukawa-gumi, and a 61-year-old fellow gang member in front of a FamilyMart convenience store
Oyadomari was struck in the left hand. The other gangster was shot in the buttocks. Neither victim is in a life-threatening condition, police said previously.
In dashboard camera footage shot by a taxi, Fujimura can be seen running from the general direction of the convenience store while fleeing the scene.
The Furukawa-gumi is an affiliate gang of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, which formed as a rival to the Yamaguchi-gumi in 2015. The shooting is just the latest incident involving the two gangs.
Police are still seeking the whereabouts of the second suspected shooter.